Our Tuesdays with Dorie host this week is Whitney of What's Left on the Table?. Whitney has chosen Dorie's caramel crunch bars. These are slices with a buttery, biscuity base, topped with chocolate and finally with toffee pieces.
In Dorie's photo, she has sandwiched icecream between two bars and wrapped the combination in greaseproof paper. I originally became excited when I thought that the icecream was marshmallow, and this is one thing that I would like to try another day. Alas, it won't be today, as I am typing this in the wee small hours after having just finished the bars, some homemade icecream (to be posted soon) and a birthday cake (also to be posted soon), in amongst watching Underbelly and The Oscars. Congratulations to all the Oscar winners!! And wasn't Hugh gorgeous and charming and talented as the host - lucky Deborah-Lee!
In Australia, neither Heath bits or toffee bits of any variety are easily attainable, so I bought some Werthers hard toffees and pulverised them in the food processor. I probably processed them a little too much, making the pieces almost powdery in some instances, but it didn't really matter in the end.
These tasted pleasant, but did not have the "wow" factor for me - especially if I am going to devote a family sized block of chocolate and a whole packet of toffees to making them. Give me a packet of Tim Tams instead!! This is another Dorie recipe which makes me wonder how on earth she can stay so slim while making stuff like this.
Thanks to Whitney for being our host this week. To check out how the other TWD members went, please visit the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll.